BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pizza Recipe

I forget how easy it is to make your own pizza. In the time it takes you to order, you can prepare and bake this in the oven and you’ll be eating long before the delivery driver even gets into his/her vehicle.  

Sam the Cooking Guy

BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pizza Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 12-inch pizza

BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pizza Recipe


2 cups cooked shredded chicken

1/3 cup barbecue sauce

1 12-inch pre-baked pizza crust, or1 ball pizza dough rolled out to 12 inches in diameter

10 - 12 pieces Ready Bacon, cooked and crispy

1 cup shredded mozzarella

2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix chicken with barbecue sauce and spread over crust. Crumble bacon evenly over the chicken and top with the mozzarella.
  3. Bake 12-14 minutes or until the top starts to get brown & bubbly and it looks like a beautiful, cooked pizza.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
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Sam Zien

is host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy, author of 3 cookbooks and a frequent guest in the Today Show kitchen. He’s also and proud of his “big in taste but small in effort” cooking style — “food that anyone can make,” he likes to say.

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Anne-Marie March 8, 2014 at 11:50 pm

BBQ Chicken and Bacon are my son’s two favorite pizza toppings – I never thought to put them together. Thanks for the inspiration!


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